November 4, 2010
Angry Burnham-On-Sea residents fight plans for 13 new homes
Residents in Burnham-On-Sea have this week voiced their concerns
about plans by a property developer to build 13 new homes.
Persimmon wants to construct the homes at its Berrow Court site
in Berrow Road, but residents in nearby Naish Road say the plans
They attended a meeting of the Town Council's Planning Applications
Committee on Wednesday (November 3rd), as pictured, where councillors
considered the proposals.
Chairman Pauline Pollard told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Members
objected to the amended plan. Properties surrounding the site
all had garages and therefore removing the garages on the development
would result in the properties being out of keeping with the area."
"Members were also concerned to see that the paths and infrastructure
in place so far on the site showed paths much higher than anticipated,
and that this caused concern that the finished floor levels to
the properties would be higher than laid down in the conditions."
"The Town Council was also concerned that the 6 inch sewerage
pipe in Naish road would not be able to deal with the waste from
new development, and are surprised that Wessex Water had permitted
this. Members would appreciate the District Councils comment on
Resident Barry Popham, who was among those at the meeting, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is another example of a mighty
developer coming in and unveiling major plans without considering
"This development has already caused a loss of privacy for
homes in the area and we also have concerns about the height of
the homes and the capacity of the sewage system here. We will
be fighting the proposals all the way."
The scheme will be considered by Sedgemoor District Council's
planning officers during the next few weeks.
Pictured above are Naish Road residents Barry Popham, John
Bridgeman and Jim Hester holding a copy of the proposals for Berrow